Tape rankings @ Women’s Featherweight
Who won McCourt vs Harding?
Leah McCourt beat Janay Harding by submission in the 2nd round, during the prelims of Bellator 259, on Friday 21st May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
McCourt vs Harding stats
Leah McCourt stepped into the ring with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Janay Harding made her way to the ring with a record of 6 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Harding had a massive power advantage over McCourt, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over McCourt's 25%.
Leah McCourt was the older woman by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Harding had a height advantage of 2 inches over McCourt. Despite this, she had 2-inch reach advantage.
McCourt was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made her debut in 2017, 3 year and 2 months later than Harding, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She had fought 14 less professional rounds, 10 to Harding's 24.
McCourt's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.